In the aftermath of the horrific Muslim terror attack in Manchester yesterday, the British authorities have raised their terror threat level to “Critical.” According to the government, they expect additional terror attacks to occur imminently.
The civilized world mourns the 22 lives cut short and over a hundred more injured. At the same time, subjects in the gun control utopia of Great Britain cower. The Queen’s subjects wait nervously fearing additional radical Islamic terror attacks. If only British subjects had the right to use force in self-defense.
Of course, the right to use force without effective tools is meaningless. The only thing that stops bad people with evil in their hearts is a good guy with a gun. Tragically, Great Britain has a conspicuous dearth of good guys with guns.
In fact, almost all British cops patrol unarmed. And civilians with guns? Perish the thought. Bad guys and terrorists have no worries there. As the UK police will tell you, the only legal way a woman can defend herself from a rapist is with a rape alarm.
So obviously, Britain’s paucity of good guys with guns make it an ideal location for cowardly terrorists to attack teenage girls with impunity.
While some of America’s coastal regions and big cities make firearm ownership difficult, we should all thank our nation’s Founding Fathers for safeguarding our right to self-defense and our right to keep and bear arms.
At the same time, we should fight like hell to repeal noxious gun control restrictions. Gun control disarms victims, not criminals.